CIO · Cloud · Data · IoT

Top 10 CIO Trends for 2019

As we get ready to close out 2018 and look toward 2019, there are a number of items that will take top focus for the CIO. In 2019, the list moves away from just a technology focus. CIOs are looking for ways to shift from a traditional CIO role to a transformational CIO role. In…… Continue reading Top 10 CIO Trends for 2019

CIO

Throwing more people at the problem no longer works

Technology is hard. Change is hard. And business requirements are changing faster than ever. Yet, as IT professionals, we sit in the nexus of these three things. Our lives are sophisticated, complicated and mixed with a strange inertia that drives our current state. If you look at the anthropology of IT, one quickly identifies how…… Continue reading Throwing more people at the problem no longer works

Data

Understanding the difference between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

It is common for there to be confusion when new technology comes out. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are two of the latest examples. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are very much inter-related. However, they are not the same nor interchangeable. BLOCKCHAIN FOUNDATION The blockchain technology and methods are the foundation that supports a number of different applications including…… Continue reading Understanding the difference between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Cloud · Data · IoT

From Edge to Cloud: Understanding the Infrastructure Delivery Spectrum

In the not too distant past, the infrastructure world was a fairly simple place. There were servers, storage systems and networking equipment. The combination of these three raw materials provided the foundation for many applications and companies. Over time, the demand and requirements placed on the underlying infrastructure changed while the sheer amount of resources…… Continue reading From Edge to Cloud: Understanding the Infrastructure Delivery Spectrum

Mobile

Working without a computer: Update 3

This is likely my final update in the series of working without a computer since the laptop has been repaired and returned. So, the $64,000 question is: Can an iPad replace your regular desktop? The answer is not that straightforward and is tied to your specific workflow and work habits. In my case, I found…… Continue reading Working without a computer: Update 3

Mobile

Working without a computer: Update 2

There are a number of folks interested in and following my experience working with the iPad Pro plus keyboard as a replacement to a laptop. Here is my latest update from traveling over the past few days. During the earlier part of this week, I found that using the iPad Pro plus keyboard worked really…… Continue reading Working without a computer: Update 2

CIO · Data

Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity

Plenty of articles have already been written about the challenges facing enterprises with regards to the recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even so, there are three key aspects that enterprises have not considered, let alone addressed. Before digging into these three aspects it is important to first set some context around GDPR. BACKGROUND In…… Continue reading Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity